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The golden Eagle is a large bird of prey with a wingspan that averages 2.5 meters (8 feet). Its feathers can be golden brown or dark gray, and its head is often lighter than the rest of its body. The lower legs are feathered down to the talons, which are sharp and powerful enough to crush bone in a matter of moments.

This magnificent creature is found in many parts of North America but there are only two locations that they breed: Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory.

Golden eagles build their nests on cliffsides in treeless spots in mountainous areas. They lay only one egg per year , but it's big: 15 centimeters long and weighing up to 1 kilogram (2 pounds) . Despite this disparity in size between parents and offspring, they both share equally in incubating the egg for about five weeks before it hatches In the meantime, the male golden eagle hunts for food while the female stays with the egg.

Adult golden eagles can live up to 25 years in the wild.

Animal population
170 000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Golden Eagle

Fact 1

The golden eagle is long-lived, with a life span in the wild up to 38 years and up to 50 years in captivity.

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It dives at speeds up to 200 miles per hour.

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These eagles prefer to attack upwind.

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